Deposit Return Scheme Surpasses 20 Million Drinks Containers Collected Since Launch

·        Total number of containers returned since launch is 21,018,360  ·        Re-turn recorded its highest daily collection rate on Friday, March 29, with 1.2 Million drinks containers collected  ·        Over 2.2 million drinks containers were collected over the course of the long St Patrick’s weekend (16 – 18 March)      Ireland’s Deposit Return Scheme, Re-turn, has […]

J1 Students Beware – ‘Money Mules’ can face criminal records and travel restrictions

Recruitment of students and young people via social media channels on the increase Consequences for money mules can include restricted travel Restrictions to future banking applications can also apply “It’s J1 planning season but for many young people, a criminal conviction for ‘money-muling’ could mean restrictions to travel, ruining that opportunity. Being naïve is not […]

Farming for Water represents a real opportunity for agricultural sector

The new €60 million Farming for Water project which has been announced with the aim of supporting up to 15,000 farmers to improve water quality, represents a real opportunity for the agricultural sector to make a cost-free investment in the future.   The Farming for Water project is a European Innovation Partnership (EIP), the largest […]

New Climate and Engagement Campaign launched – a first of its kind globally

Minister for the Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan today (Thursday, 28 March) launched Climate Actions Work – a new, first of its kind national engagement and communications campaign to support and encourage action on climate and community resilience over the coming year. The new engagement campaign will focus on hearing from, and working with, […]

Ireland expected to recycle over 62,000 tonnes of packaging this Easter

Repak encourages the public to become egg-cellent recyclers by segregating and recycling their waste this Easter    ·       80% expect to indulge in a milk chocolate Easter egg, with only 4% seeking vegan or plant-based chocolate eggs  ·       The quality of chocolate is the leading motivating factor when it comes to purchasing Easter eggs  ·       […]

Odour and Noise Complaints accounted for 90 per cent of all complaints to the EPA in 2023

The EPA carried out over 1,200 inspections at 535 licensed industrial and waste facilities. 91 per cent of these were unannounced.   The Licence & Enforcement Access Portal (LEAP) launched in 2023 giving the public enhanced access to environmental information.   The EPA identified 11 sites as National Priority Sites for enforcement in 2023.  Most […]

Tipp educators and youth workers invited to Limerick empathy education ‘mini-conference’ on Thursday

Narrative 4 is thrilled to announce the upcoming story exchange mini-conference taking place this coming Thursday, March 28th at its community space on 58 O’Connell St, Limerick. This two-and-a-half-hour event will bring together experts in the field of social and emotional learning, and the Narrative 4 facilitator network. We welcome Tipperary educators, youth workers, community […]

Avoid March Madness this Easter and Think Before You Pour dairy products or fats, oils and greases down the sink!

This Easter, Clean Coasts and Uisce Éireann are drawing inspiration from two famous characters of Wonderland to deliver a very important message. Alice and the Mad Hatter are urging the public to dispose of fats, oils, greases and dairy products in the right way – by putting them in the bin and not down the […]

Lough Derg RNLI launched to assist a family of 4 on a 34ft cruiser aground near Portumna

Earlier today, Sunday 24 March, whilst out on exercise, Lough Derg RNLI lifeboat ‘Jean Spier’ was requested by Valentia Coast Guard to assist a family of four on a 34ft cruiser aground near Portumna, at the northern end of Lough Derg. Valentia Coast Guard had been alerted following a 999 call from a member of […]

Celebrating 25 Years in Business – Aircoach Announces 2,500 Free Passenger Seats Across The Year

Aircoach, Ireland’s leading private coach and bus operator, will celebrate its 25th anniversary this year, marking a significant milestone for the company. The company, founded in 1999, will commemorate the occasion by giving away 2,500 passenger seats across the year, as a thank you for the support the company has received over the years.   […]

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